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2000 points LYNX

2000 points LYNX
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Copyright: Radu Xplorator (Xplorator) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 651 W: 57 N: 1506] (7719)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon CP 8800
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): E.Y.E.S, North American Felines, Lesser cats of the world, Felidae of the world: Second series, 50 - 60 points (chapter two), Les Félins d'auneau, Mammals of the USA [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-17 3:22
Viewed: 5330
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is my try for crossing the 2000 points barrier! An American lynx (Felis canadensis), the glance of a perfect stalker, this guy hunts anything from grasshoppers ro large rodents or babies of larger animals; he definatelly does not settle for carcasses and just like his European kind often he just kills for the thrill of the hunt, unlike large cats that kill solely for hunt or defense.

coasties, dew77, Janice, marhowie, slrnovice2, Violetteddy, liquidsunshine, PDP, Callie, hummingbird24, gerhardt, Luc, nardophoto has marked this note useful
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To gerhardt: themeXplorator 1 05-25 22:10
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You will no doubt cross the barrier, cause the photo is simply great.
Everything is perfect here.
I love the shot so it must go straight to my favs.
Very well done!

Stunning composition Radu. What a wonderful expressive face on this cat. Crisp clear shot. Excellent work. Thanks. Congrats on 2000 points!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-17 4:18]

Hello Radu!
Colors,clear details,composition and your cute model are wonderful.TFS....

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-05-17 4:20]

Bu ne guzellik. What a beauty Radu. This is a great composition. The similarity of the tones of background and the cat made the image unique. Very good details and Dof.
Very well done.

Hi Radu!
I love your beauty ;-) Wodnerful composition and great colours!

You know... I miss Romania!

I'll add my full 2 points :)

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-05-17 5:33]

Congrats on the 2000 pts Radu. And what a beautiful cat to share it with. Good composition, details and colours. I love the look on the cat's face as it stares intently at you. Well done.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-05-17 6:55]

Hello Radu,

Wow, this is beautiful! Ver well exposed, warm lightening and sharp details. This lovely Lynx will bring you to 2050 points at least. Well done & TFS!


Excellent shot Radu! Great expression captured..Superb sharpness, details, colors and light..Very nice portrait - Maybe one of the best I've seen of the lynx..Very good work!

He is one scary looking individual, more so than lions I think. What great camouflage too. You've caught him looking like he is just about to pounce on the viewer. Great POV and composition. Colours are really good and it is very sharp too. Very nicely done :)

It's just so wonderful. Excellent composition, details, colours. The expression on his face makes me feel like I'm about to be hunted!

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  • henkv (67)
  • [2005-05-17 10:19]

Great photo, good composition and very well focused

Great capture Radu,
Congratulations on your well deserved 2000+ points.
This is a very nicely exposed shot, very nice warming colours.Very sharp details and a lovely expression from the Lynx.
Thanks for posting

Salut Radu,
Beau portrait de ce lynx, j'aime beaucoup.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-05-17 13:38]

Fantastic shot Radu, I love the look on the cats face. The details are terrific and I love the composition. Very well done.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-05-17 13:58]

Congrats for your 2000 pts Radu. Well chosen photo - superb portrait of beautifull cat. Perfect face and eyes!

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-05-17 14:25]

Hi Radu
Congrats on hittin 2k!
This is defintely NOT a kitty to extend your hand to - very good eye contact, and I can see his intend. Very well framed in the frame by using the rock and green leaves. Really exceptional in my book!

Very good picture, Radu.
Great pose, POV and very well composed. Great sharpness and nice colours, The eyes is beautiful.
Excellent work.
Congrats for your 2K+.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-05-17 18:16]
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Congratulations on getting past 2000 points. You've certainly desserved them.
Excellent capture. You've managed to get the head to stand out so well from the similar coloured BG. The green branch really adds to the image.
Regards Toni

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-05-17 21:29]

Félicitation pour cette belle présentation et le bel éclairage.

Now that's a way to cross the 2000 barrier! Congratulations!
Îţi scriu mai multe pe yahoo, ca să nu ocup mult spaţiu aici.
Salut, Petru

great shot! so sharp!
is it taken in the wild?

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-05-18 2:54]

Beautiful face on this lynx, Radu. I am amazed at how well camouflaged he is. Wonderful expression on the animal. Very crisp details, perfect exposure, excellent composition. TFS. : )

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2005-05-18 7:40]

I like the expression in the face of the cat.Also the colors and composition are great. The branch in front is superb!!


This lynx is very valuable for me. I love it.
The colours, composition and timing are perfect. Thanks for sharing, Radu. Congrats.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-05-20 9:52]

remarcabil. excelent focus! culori superbe! felicitari ce priveste trecerea barierei de 2000!

Excellent capture, Radu. Lovely light and colors. Great frame. The lesser cats are one of my favourites. I added it to the theme. Hope you don't mind. Very well done.

It is a fierce and a fearsome animal - your note is specific on that - your picture confirms it beyond any shade of doubt. Great capture - mesmerisingly menacing and forbidding.

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  • uli (24)
  • [2005-07-10 3:00]

woW!! you did make to the 2000. i love the picture, the composicion and pov is great

Colors,clear details,composition and your cute model are wonderful.TFS....

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